I encountered the fascinating blog of The Boffin's Bunker today after it's creator dropped me a line via Twitter, very sportingly looking to give my work a mention. Based somewhere in the heart of darkest Cornwall (I suspect a tad further down from where I am) it features some of the most strikingkly beautiful and, at times, hauntingly eerie steampunk creations, from baby lamp lamp babies, to arcane devices and 'found' jewellery, to the contents of eldritch trinket boxes and the kind of weaponry no self respecting ethernaut would leave home without. And all it would appear, crafted by the 'Boffin' himself, or perhaps with the aid of a minion or two in the bunker, who can tell? Details are rather vague and sketchy as the Boffin remains, like some Old Time Radio hero, shrouded in a steamy fog of mystery, brass and intrigue.
The blog itself is a veritable wunderkammer of objet de vapeur, with cogged up Main de Morts side by side with augmented lobsters fresh from the workshops of Captain Nemo's Nautilus. It's the kind of emporium that Carnacki would visit for spare batteries for his electric pentacle, where the arcane, the mathemetical, the occult and the engineered come together in a compelling body of evidence for a world that might just have been.
Viewing recommended! Once you've checked out the video tour above, click on the image beneath to visit The Boffin's Bunker: